1 He explained this to her with as much gravity as if she had asked him to do it.
2 One hand moved as if to clutch the window sill, but refrained from touching it.
3 Influence in society, however, is a capital which has to be economized if it is to last.
4 The plump boy ran after them angrily, as if vexed that their program had been disturbed.
5 He's also my Bory's godfather, she added, as if she attached no importance at all to the fact.
6 Pierre murmured something unintelligible, and continued to look round as if in search of something.
7 Prince Andrew shook himself as if waking up, and his face assumed the look it had had in Anna Pavlovna's drawing room.
8 She paused as if she felt it indecorous to speak of her pregnancy before Pierre, though the gist of the matter lay in that.
9 Pierre looked over his spectacles with naive surprise, now at him and now at her, moved as if about to rise too, but changed his mind.
10 The countess looked at her callers, smiling affably, but not concealing the fact that she would not be distressed if they now rose and took their leave.
11 Her husband looked at her as if surprised to notice that someone besides Pierre and himself was in the room, and addressed her in a tone of frigid politeness.
12 I think," said the prince with a smile, "that if you had been sent instead of our dear Wintzingerode you would have captured the King of Prussia's consent by assault.
13 "Yes, if having obtained power, without availing himself of it to commit murder he had restored it to the rightful king, I should have called him a great man," remarked the vicomte.
14 Prince Vasili knew this, and having once realized that if he asked on behalf of all who begged of him, he would soon be unable to ask for himself, he became chary of using his influence.
15 Old men and dull dispirited young ones who looked at her, after being in her company and talking to her a little while, felt as if they too were becoming, like her, full of life and health.
16 Liberty and equality," said the vicomte contemptuously, as if at last deciding seriously to prove to this youth how foolish his words were, "high-sounding words which have long been discredited.
17 The little princess went round the table with quick, short, swaying steps, her workbag on her arm, and gaily spreading out her dress sat down on a sofa near the silver samovar, as if all she was doing was a pleasure to herself and to all around her.
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